Bright Lights


Bright Lights is a nonprofit organization that takes learning beyond the classroom by providing youth with unique, motivating, hands-on learning opportunities.

Our Impact in 2019

  • Students Registered


  • Classes/Camps Offered


  • Scholarships Awarded


  • Teachers


The 2019-2020 school year is underway, and at Bright Lights, that means we are already planning for next summer’s programming!

The Bright Lights program owes much of its success to the creative, capable and committed teachers who bring topics to life for our students.

Thank you for all the support you have provided the Bright Lights organization!

Pioneering with Laura Ingalls Wilder class

Thank you, donors!

Bright Lights' diverse, quality, summer learning opportunities are the result of your continued support and dedication to keeping this experience for our community strong! Special thanks to our May-August 2019 donors, including our in-kind donors, for your gift of education, including:

Acklie Charitable Foundation | Ameritas | Barnes & Noble | Robert and Jo Anne Bettenhausen | Cooper Foundation | Denine Erlemeier

Diamond Self Storage East | Dietze Music | Dillon Foundation | First-Plymouth Church | Barb George | Give to Lincoln Day donors

Lily G. Hans | Barbara Hoppe Johnson and Bruce B. Johnson | Fred and Julie Hoppe | Humanities Nebraska

James Stuart III Family Foundation | Juvenile Justice Prevention Fund | Richard P. and Laurine Kimmel Foundation

Lincoln Community Foundation | Lincoln Northeast Sertoma Club | Lincoln Rotary Club #14 Foundation | LinPepCo | Anne Loudon

Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center | Randolph Vac & Sew | Solution One | Stephanie Rodriguez | Rogers Foundation 

Runza Restaurants | Scheels | St. Anthony Foundation | State Farm Foundation | Betsy Tonniges | Truck Equipment Service Co.

US Bank Foundation | Wells Fargo Foundation | John and Kristi Whitmer | Whitehead Oil Company | Woods Charitable Fund

 We appreciate all of our 2018/2019 Donors!

Every effort has been made to include a complete and accurate listing of our donors. Should there be errors or omissions, we apologize and ask that they be brought to our attention.

  • abc electric
    abc electric
  • A-4 Animal Hospital
    A-4 Animal Hospital
  • Ameritas
  • Amigos
  • Architectural Foundation of Nebraska
    Architectural Foundation of Nebraska
  • Assurity Life Insurance
    Assurity Life Insurance
  • Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc.
    Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc.
  • BCBSNE 2018
  • Carpet Land
    Carpet Land
  • CIP Commercial Investment Properties
    CIP Commercial Investment Properties
  • Cooper Foundation
    Cooper Foundation
  • Cornhusker Bank
    Cornhusker Bank
  • Dietze Music
    Dietze Music
  • Dollar General Literacy Foundation
    Dollar General Literacy Foundation
  • DuTeau Chevrolet Subaru
    DuTeau Chevrolet Subaru
  • GSK
  • Firespring
  • First-Plymouth Congregational Church
  • Humanities Nebraska
    Humanities Nebraska
  • INSPRO Insurance
    INSPRO Insurance
  • Kimmel Foundation
    Kimmel Foundation
  • LI-COR, Inc.
    LI-COR, Inc.
  • Lincoln Community Foundation
    Lincoln Community Foundation
  • Lincoln Electric System
    Lincoln Electric System
  • Lincoln federal Savings Bank
  • Lincoln Industries
    Lincoln Industries
  • LinPepCo
  • Lincoln Rotary 14
    Lincoln Rotary 14
  • Lincoln South Rotary
    Lincoln South Rotary
  • Nebraska EPSCoR
    Nebraska EPSCoR
  • Nelnet
  • Northeast Sertoma Club
    Northeast Sertoma Club
  • Olsson
  • Pinnacle Bank
    Pinnacle Bank
  • Runza(R) Restaurants
    Runza(R) Restaurants
  • Scheels
  • Solution One
    Solution One
  • Sowers Club
    Sowers Club
  • Sutton Dermatology
    Sutton Dermatology
  • Union Bank and Trust
    Union Bank and Trust
  • Whitehead Oil
    Whitehead Oil
  • UNL College of Engineering
    UNL College of Engineering
  • US Bank Foundation
    US Bank Foundation
  • Walmart
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
    Wells Fargo Foundation
  • West Gate Bank
    West Gate Bank
  • Western National Bank
  • Woods Charitable Fund
    Woods Charitable Fund
  • WRK Family Foundation
    WRK Family Foundation
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